District Police Chief Killed in Paktika Blast

Juma Shah, the police chief for Sar Rawza district in Paktika, was killed and three of his security guards were wounded in a blast in the province on Tuesday night, local security officials said.

The incident happened when he was on the way to Dewana Baba area where Taliban attacked security forces, a local official said, adding that “the police chief wanted to support the forces in fighting against the Taliban.”

“But his vehicle was targeted by a roadside bomb,” according to the officials.

Taliban has claimed responsibility for the blast.